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Okorocha replies to Udenwa over attack, calls him worst Imo governor

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Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State. Photo/OwelleRochas/

Governor Rochas Okorocha has expressed disgust over continued attack on him by a former governor of the state, Achike Udenwa, saying he (Udenwa) was the worst governor Imo ever had.

In a statement issued yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor wondered the alleged attack on him, adding Udenwa had been in fisticuff with another former governor, Ikedi Ohakim, over an undisclosed issue.

Okorocha, therefore, challenged Udenwa to publish his achievements and juxtapose them with his own accomplishments of his last eight years in office.

“In less than four weeks, Udenwa, who governed Imo State from 1999 to 2007 has launched unprecedented media attacks against Okorocha, Ohakim and President Muhammadu Buhari.

“While Ohakim had replied him, we decided to hold our peace because we believe that at times, silence is golden. But the two term former governor has continued the attack on Okorocha for reasons that could only be known to him.

“Udenwa is adjudged the worst governor Imo State has had in both military and civilian dispensations. He blew away the eight years he held sway as governor and should not blame anybody but himself.

“If he feels that this claim is false let him be patriotic enough to publish his achievements for the eight years he was governor and let Okorocha publish his own achievements for also eight years, since they both did eight years.

“In fact, he is envious of Okorocha because while he left no footprints behind, Okorocha is leaving behind enviable footprints as Imo governor for eight years,” the statement reads.

He added that if the the debate is taken further from 1999 to 2019, when people talk about Green and Green Initiative, Ohakim’s administration would come to mind.

“And when people talk about free education, urban renewal and so on, the Okorocha administration would come to mind. But what would Udenwa’s era be remembered for? he queried.

Okorocha, therefore, urged Udenwa to always consider the effect of his comments before coming up with them.

“That we chose not to respond to his first, second and third media attacks could not have given him the impression that we would continue to fold our hands and watch him doing that for the fourth time, especially when they come unprovoked,” the statement added.


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